This lecture takes a look at the genesis of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and also explores how this terrorist group has metastasized and recruited around the world. From the challenges of confronting Da’esh to its ideology and recruitment tactics, CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani will examine how foreign fighters have become an intelligence and policing matter for Western governments. She will discuss how promoting community resilience in Western societies is more feasible than tackling homegrown terrorism, and how preventing violent extremism is the best defence against the emergence of homegrown threats to Western countries.

From September to May each year, the CIGI Speaker Series are presented on important international topics to raise public awareness and understanding on a variety of current global issues. This series features some of the most prominent and acclaimed figures in their respective areas of global governance.
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